A few years ago I welcomed sculpture back into my life. My “creature” sculptures are 3-dimensional collages. Just like in my current paintings my sculptures are assembled pieces of different images/beings. I combine different parts that play with contrasting materials — ceramic and fiber, smooth and rough, hard and soft. I create, knit, sew, felt, build, and glaze all the sculpture parts. The fabric pieces are made from antique linens and are dyed with tea and coffee. The creatures are little companions that have been inspiring me and have been challenging me to branch out with my artwork. Working on these sculptures has brought back some of my early uninhibited creativity.
A piece created for an annual women's empowerment auction. ceramic, knitted silk, steel wire, felted wool
ceramic, steel wire, repurposed antique linen, glass beads, felted wool, feathers
knitted body in ceramic slip, glazed, felted wool, glass beads, wire, on wood panel
ceramic, felted wool, cross stitched vest (cotton thread)
ceramic, cotton fabric, felted wool, wire, glass beads